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MAPPING KYOTO STREETS

This tourist guidemap presents Kyoto's wonders and rich culture by focusing on the character and history of the roads in its grid-like street pattern.

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Tue.23:30 - 0:00
Wed.5:30 - 6:00
11:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 18:00

Sep. 2, Tue.*This program was first broadcast on Jan. 23, 2013

Kawaramachi-dori

Pontocho Kaburenjo

Nishiki Tenmangu

Kawaramachi-dori runs parallel to Kamo River from Aoi Bridge in the north for 7 km to Jujo-dori in the south. In this episode, we explore this main thoroughfare and 2 other parallel streets to the east - Kiyamachi-dori and Pontocho-dori. The zone around Sanjo-dori and Shijo-dori is Kyoto's busiest district. This wonderland has many attractions and surprises in its maze of lanes. A renovated machiya-style Kyoto townhouse houses a famous Chinese restaurant. A labyrinth-come-restaurant features ninja performances. Walk through a gate and find an esthetic salon behind the temple. This entertainment-oriented area is also home to skilled craftsmen who preserve Kyoto's traditions. We will also visit the renovated residence of a man instrumental to the Meiji Restoration, which ended the samurai era. Enjoy this trip along Kawaramachi-dori.

Presenter:
Hiroki Sato
Radio Personality, Alfa Station, Kyoto

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